Good manners, an easy-going attitude, and patience are some of the qualities that we look for in our therapy horses. We take great care in selecting just the right horses for our program. Each horse goes through a stringent trial and training period before they are accepted. Currently some of the breeds at Horses for Hope include Quarter Horses, Halflingers, Miniature Horses, Paints, & Thoroughbreds.
“Our horses are so amazing. I have seen them change their demeanor to accommodate the needs of the rider. One time a rider with autism was having a meltdown on a horse and the horse remained so calm, he never got scared or anxious. It was as if the horse sensed this rider needed special consideration. It was truly an amazing thing to witness.”